Stomps Final Performance In New York After 29-Year!

Stomps Final Performance: This week, the noises of trash can lids, boot heels, and brooms that have been a part of New York’s downtown performing arts scene for almost 30 years will stop. You can only see it until Sunday.

“Twenty-nine years is a long time to keep a show going,” said Richard Frankel, co-producer and general manager of STOMP. “Most of our audience was made up of tourists from other countries, and most of them haven’t returned to New York since COVID. It’s been tough. We just aren’t selling enough tickets.”

But that doesn’t mean STOMP is going to stop. It became a big hit worldwide and was seen in 45 countries during its run. Its artists have performed on Sesame Street and at the 2012 Olympics. It was made fun of on The Simpsons.

It has also led to the start of many businesses, sometimes as many as six simultaneously. Even though the long-running London production of STOMP ended in 2018, the producers said that the North American and European tours are still doing well and will continue. Steve McNicholas, who helped create STOMP, said, “We just finished a sold-out five-week run in Paris.”

From The Streets To The Fringe

Stomps Final Performance In New York After 29-Year!
Stomps Final Performance In New York After 29-Year!

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The dance STOMP, which has no words, comes from street performances in the UK in the 1980s. McNicholas and co-creator Luke Cresswell used their bodies and everyday things to show how powerful rhythm is.

When they took their show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1991, producers took notice. Australia and Canada were the next stops. Two years later, Frankel and his business partners saw STOMP in Toronto and decided to bring it to the 347-seat Orpheum theatre in New York.

“STOMP is a group of people who do things on the street. It showed how people felt in the East Village in the 1990s, said the film’s producer, Frankel. McNicholas, who started STOMP, noted that New York is the heart of the STOMP world.

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The show has been put on almost 11,500 times in the city, where most of the auditions for the company have taken place. A representative from the company said that the next place where auditions for the touring company will be held has not yet been decided.

There aren’t many shows that have been on for almost 30 years, but those are like families to the actors and crew working on them. Fiona Mills can say that because she has worked for the company for more than 30 years.

She has been in STOMP for a long time and is now in charge of the rehearsals. In the mid-1990s, she asked her husband, Jason Mills, to try out for the group. She is sad that the show in New York is ending.

She said, “I feel like I just had my arm cut off.” “I feel like a part of me has just been taken away.” The show has gained a lot of loyal fans over the years, and they are also sad. Bowlegged Lou, a New York-based songwriter and music producer, has seen the show 225 times since the late 1990s.

He said, “It’s been a part of New York City for so long, just like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Central Park, but in the downtown area.” But he is still looking forward to seeing it one more time. Sunday will be his 226th and last show.

“After that,” he said, “I’ll have to go see the show when it goes on tour.” If you think this is interesting, please tell your friends about it. You can find more celebrity news and breaking news at



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